Patibhaga Nimitta; 2 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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counter image; At a time when the [Jhana] practitioner becomes proficient his mind becomes still and there arise the third image called patibhaga nimitta. It is similar to uggaha nimitta but much much more cleaner and purer and free from any impurity.

Regarding patibhaga nimitta, only 22 kammatthana can give rise to patibhaga nimitta.

They are

  • 10 kasina kammatthana,
  • 10 asubha kammatthana,
  • kayagatasati kammatthana, and
  • anapanassati kammatthana.

See samatha kamatthana

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

s. nimitta, kasina, samādhi.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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